Job Opportunities, Program Roles

Junior Associate, Human Resource

About Pratham

Pratham was founded in 1995, to provide pre-school education to children in Mumbai slums. Over the last 29 years, Pratham has grown to be one of the largest non-profit organizations working to provide quality education to children and youth in over 25 states and union territories across the country, through a range of interventions.

Pratham is a widely recognized organization, having received notable awards such as the Yidan Prize, Lui Che Woo Prize, WISE Prize for Innovation, Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, the Henry R Kravis Prize in Leadership, and the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year for Public Service. For more details, refer to

About this role

This position will hold responsibility for the overall people management at project level. Detailed responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following broad areas:


  • Carrying out recruitment process as per program requirement

  • Organizing resumes, scheduling tests and interviews, assisting in interviews

  • Conducting background and reference checks

  • Carrying out induction process for new staff

Administrative Tasks

  • Updating staff details in software (ERP) and maintaining the employee files/folders

  • Issuing offer letter and appointment letter

  • Maintaining attendance and leave records of the staff

  • Completing contract termination paperwork and assisting with exit interviews

  • Completing ex-employee verifications

  • Preparing MIS reports related to HR

  • Effective implementation of HR policies and processes

  • Conducting regular training for all staff on organizational policies and processes

  • Coordination with central, state, and field teams

  • Maintaining records related to grievances, disciplinary actions, performance feedback etc

  • Help the staff to avail welfare benefits under various schemes

  • Understanding the concerns of staff and helping in resolving the same

  • Any other work allocated by the reporting officer

Reporting to

This position is required to report to the Lead, Human Resources

Qualifications and Experience Essential

Educational / Professional Qualifications:

  • College degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field or diploma in Human Resources

  • Proficient with MS Office, including word, excel and PowerPoint.

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English or Hindi


  • Willingness to learn and adapt to changing environment

  • Ability to listen patiently and being non-judgmental

  • Building trust-based relationships with the staff

  • Ability to build rapport with people and work well with diverse teams

  • Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills

  • Good training skills

  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and work independently

  • Experience in a similar position/role will be an added advantage

Note: Pratham teams work in rural areas therefore willingness to travel with the state and to other Pratham offices for this position is essential.

Last date to apply: Till filled

Number of positions available: 2

Location: The Associate will be based at Pratham’s office at Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi, with extensive travel to program locations.

Application Process

Please send the following to We will reach out to you to set up the application process. To participate in the process, kindly submit the form available at

Your resume should contain:

  • Contact information

  • Academic background: Universities attended and degrees acquired with academic record (Marks or GPA, if applicable)

  • Past work experience, highlighting relevant skills

  • Relevant Coursework: List Courses in Development, Management, and Education

  • Experiences in development, teaching and/or education (if applicable)

  • Interest areas/hobbies

  • Languages spoken

Note: We will reach out to you to set up the application process. Due to the high volume of applications, we may not be able to respond to all applicants.